Open Educational Resources (OERs) are educational materials that include permission for anyone to use, modify and share at no cost. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation provides the following definition:
“Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.”
OER materials give you 5 rights that make them better than other class materials.
Retain - Make and own copies
Reuse - Use in a wide range of ways
Revise - Adapt, modify, and improve
Remix - Combine two or more
Redistribute - Share with others
The NWTC Library staff are happy to help you find OER materials for your courses.
Please send an email to Julie Chapman or call her at 920-498-5490.
It helps if you can identify the following information:
The Library staff will pull together materials that you can review for use in your classes.